Peter O'Mahony is looking forward to playing in front of the Irish fans in the Millenium Stadium tomorrow.
The Munster and Ireland flanker will line up alongside Sean O'Brien and Jamie Heaslip against the French backline of Thierry Dusatoir, Damien Chouly and Louis Picamoles.
O'Mahony realises the task ahead will be made easier by the legions of Irish fans travelling over to Cardiff for tomorrow's World Cup clash.
He said: "We must have one of the best supporting fan bases in the world.
"We're massively grateful for all the money they spend to come and see us, there's going to be a lot of Irish and we're very grateful for that."
Watch the video below for his views on the squad's will to win and keeping the lid on his on-field aggression.
Breakingnews.ie reporter Shaun Cronin talks to Irish Examiner rugby correspondent Simon Lewis about the team selection. Video by Dan Linehan.